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  • Global marketing partner agreement with Infineon Technologies boosts semiconductor offering at RS Components

    Customers to gain fast and easy access to huge range of products and technologies from world-leading semiconductor supplier, now available globally from RS

    Oxford, UK, 12 January 2016 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced the signing of a global marketing partner agreement with Infineon Technologies to distribute the company’s extensive portfolio of semiconductors and other electronic components. The agreement builds upon the existing relationship between RS and Infineon and enables customers around the world to purchase a huge selection of Infineon and International Rectifier products direct from RS.

    RS stocks many hundreds of electronic components developed by Infineon and International Rectifier including: discrete semiconductor devices such as bipolar transistors, rectifiers, MOSFETs, IGBTs, high-power thyristors and diodes including TVS, varactor and Schottky types; power management devices such as AC/DC and DC/DC power conversion ICs, low-dropout voltage regulators, intelligent power switches and motor driver ICs; plus a range of other components including microcontrollers and MCU development kits, sensors, RF and wireless control ICs and LED driver ICs, among many more. These components are widely deployed in a multitude of applications and across many market sectors including IT, communications, consumer, automotive, industrial, transportation and medical electronics, among others.

    "RS is a proven global electronic component distributor that has developed excellent eCommerce capabilities and a world-class logistics infrastructure," said Andreas Forstner, Head of Online Sales at Infineon Technologies. "This new co-operation ensures that engineers, developers and makers across all sizes of organisation and anywhere in the world can get fast and easy access to our growing range of products and technologies."

    "Infineon is a world-leading and trusted supplier of semiconductor products and technologies across diverse industries," said Jon Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors at RS. "This global agreement guarantees that the extensive portfolio from Infineon can be quickly made available to engineers via our global warehouses and easy online selection on the RS website."

    Photo caption (left to right):
    Joerg Wagner, Senior Director, Mass Market Global, Infineon Technologies; Jon Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors, RS Components; Andreas Forstner, Head of Online Sales, Infineon Technologies.


    About RS Components
    RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

    Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.